Posts Tagged ‘alternative therapies’

No one likes pain. The reality is that physical pain is a common occurrence experienced by people who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Depending on the type of diagnosis, cancer patients may experience pain due to cancer-related treatments and/or physical discomfort from the disease itself. Many patients endure short-term acute or severe pain while others… [Read More]

(Re)treating yourself

Posted on June 10th, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment or providing care for someone with cancer can require that you re-fill yourself with energy as you need to along this journey. Periodically, as a caregiver, I need to get away on my own; to walk in nature, write, read, and quietly introspect.  I am aware, however, that… [Read More]

Mindful Walking – Part #2

Posted on May 29th, 2013 | 0 Comments

  A more formal approach to mindful walking entails deep focus and very slow movement of the feet in coordination with the breath and within a small area of space (see Mindful Walking Part #1). An informal approach can occur as part of your daily walk and at a normal pace. To begin say with… [Read More]

Mindful Walking – Part #1

Posted on May 17th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Although sitting still in meditation can be challenging for all of us some of the time, some people find sitting still to be intolerable most of the time. They want to move!  Walking meditation or mindful walking might just be the activity to satisfy the equanimous strivings of more energetic souls. What is it? There… [Read More]

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Bringing Mindful Meditation Into Your Life

Posted on November 15th, 2012 | 0 Comments

What is Mindfulness Meditation? All of us who teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) have trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the program. MBSR is grounded in research – which means that many, many studies have taken place over 25 years – to bring evidence and prove effectiveness. Prior to this of course, Mindfulness has… [Read More]

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“I got bad news today. I started to panic and then I reminded myself, ‘breathe: Just breathe.” What is breath awareness? It is bringing your mind to focus on your breathing, as you breathe in and as you breathe out.  It is the simplest and most important technique you can learn to quiet your body… [Read More]

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The power of imagery to promote healing has been well documented by anthropology, visual arts, psychology and science. However, children appear to have no need of documentation to appreciate the benefits of working with images when they come to Wellspring’s Healing HeArt Art Therapy Program. Rather, their instincts tell them that personal art work is… [Read More]

Pilates for Breast Cancer Recovery

Posted on August 5th, 2011 | 4 Comments

Exercising after breast cancer surgery is often the last thing you may feel like doing. Cancer wreaks havoc on the body and between weight gain, muscle atrophy, fatigue and premature bone loss women are left feeling physically challenged by even normal daily activities. Nonetheless, recent studies prove that moderate physical exercise can be incredibly beneficial… [Read More]

GINGER

Continuing on the theme of anti-inflammatory foods, this blog will focus on the next item in the top 5 anti-inflammatory food items: ginger. Ginger is a spice native to South Asia but is now grown in East Africa and the Caribbean. It is the rhizome or root part of the plant that grows below the… [Read More]

Garlic

The last blog I wrote discussed inflammation and provided the top 5 anti-inflammatory dietary items. In case you missed that blog, the items are: Turmeric Tea Garlic Ginger Saffron You can check the blog archive for my previous articles on turmeric and green tea and enjoy the delicious recipes. Garlic, the third item on the… [Read More]

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